Neil Tappin

Neil Tappin

Neil has been at Golf Monthly for over a decade originally as Staff Writer and onto Deputy Editor. He is currently the Digital Editor and is responsible for producing much of the brand’s Tour-player content. His claim to fame is a round of golf at Augusta National – although he only played 16 holes… Long story!

best distance irons 2018

If you are looking to invest in a new set of irons for 2018, you will need to do your homework first. Finding the exact model aimed at your game…

Compact forgiveness

In this exclusive video, Neil Tappin tests some of his favourite compact forgiveness irons on the market to see which perform best in a host of different categories

How to prevent early extension in the golf swing

Before we answer the question about how to prevent early extension in your golf swing it makes sense to underline exactly what an ‘early extension’ is. This term refers to…

Launch Monitors: what do the numbers mean?

Launch Monitors: What do the numbers mean? Backspin We have placed this at the top of our list because backspin is one of the most important numbers in modern-day club…

Find the low point in your swing

If you want to improve the quality of your ball-striking, it makes sense to find the low point in your golf swing. Understand where the club is at its lowest…

Step-by-step guide to playing the punch

Step-by-step guide to playing the punch It doesn’t matter how low your handicap is, the punch is a surprisingly easy shot to master and one that is incredibly useful out…

Where should my divots start?

Great ball-strikers all deliver the club on the ideal angle of attack. Steep enough to catch the ball first without being too steep and killing the flight. It’s a tricky…

Head-To-Head-Gear -Test: Compact Forgiveness Irons

The compact but forgiving iron sector is one of the broadest and most important equipment areas in the game. From tour players to mid-handicap amateurs there are performance benefits here…

Mizuno CLK Hybrid review

Any Mizuno CLK hybrid review will start by concentrating on the looks. This strikes a fantastic balance between having a classic, compact shape but with some attractive modern styling. The…

Andy Sullivan bunker play clinic

Watch Andy Sullivan give an impressive bunker play tutorial at a recent clinic at Nuneaton Golf Club

Watch Andy Sullivan’s driving clinic where he talks about shot shaping and hits a series of drivers of the deck!